CAAWS would like to share our compassion and experience to make the world a better place for animals. Humane Education Volunteers and our dogs are available throughout the year to present information about CAAWS, responsible pet ownership, and safety around animals.

We know that it is important for everyone in the community to know about our companion animals and the mission of CAAWS, so our presentations are designed to meet the needs of your group. We can accommodate small or large groups, all ages from pre-school to adult, present information on specific topics, and hold multiple sessions.

We are also available through our Public Relations Committee to distribute information to the community at public and private events, shows, and festivals.

At the completion of the presentation, participants will:

  • Understand animal behavior and safe behavior around animals
  • Know about responsible pet ownership
  • Learn local and state pet ownership laws
  • Be aware of the importance of spaying and neutering
  • Learn about CAAWS and their mission

If you’d like to schedule a CAAWS Humane Education presentation, please email your request, along with your contact information and a brief description of the audience, to

To volunteer, please fill out the Volunteer Application and mark the Humane Education box.


Program Details

We can design a Humane Education presentation for pre-school youth through adults. When contacting CAAWS, please let us know the age group and type of program you are planning.

Programs can be held in classrooms, auditoriums, gymnasiums or even outside if the weather permits. Please provide site details to help us plan the best program for your group.

Typically our program includes multiple topics, including safe behavior around animals and responsible pet ownership; however, we can concentrate on specific themes and targeted topics to help fulfill special interest, lesson plans or badge requirements.

The presentations include age appropriate handouts, games and activities. Several topic specific videos are also available for viewing.

We prefer to use PowerPoint presentation when possible. If available, please provide a projector, screen, and computer.

A typical presentation last from 45 minutes to an hour, however we can accommodate your needs.


Participation Guidelines

Youth groups: Teachers/Adults must stay in the room throughout the presentation

Presentations are geared toward small groups of 10-20 participants. Larger groups can be accommodated depending on the site and type of program

Presentations will include one or more dogs for demonstrations and participant interactions.